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Steeped in natural beauty from top to bottom, Sweden is a must-visit destination if you’re someone who appreciates dense forests, awe-inspiring sunrises and crystal clear lakes. Many of the islands here remain relatively untouched, with the potential to enjoy hours of swimming, rowing, wandering or otherwise exploring without crossing paths with many other tourists. Escaping to the lakes is a traditional Swedish custom, and many of these cabin and cottage rentals are within close proximity to water-based serenity. Check in to one of these rentals below and make yourself comfortable surrounded by Swedish minimalism, stylish wooden interiors and a sense of peace unlike anywhere else.
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This three bedroom lakefront cottage describes itself as winter paradise and that’s a name that still doesn’t sum up just how magical this spot is. With room for six guests, it’s an oasis of a place with breathtaking lake views that offer the best of Swedish nature. Located in a prime location just 35 minutes from Stockholm City Center, this Swedish cottage has plenty to show off about both inside and outside the property. Inside, there are three spacious bedrooms and bathrooms to match. There’s a kitchen and living space, both decorated with traditional Swedish features. But outside is probably what’ll capture your attention the most: especially the glass-like water of the lake, the jacuzzi, the private beach and the sauna that looks out directly onto the lake. There’s even a BBQ if you’re in the mood for al fresco dining, here.
This one bedroom wooden cabin sits in the Nordic wilderness in Lapland, promising a wonderful getaway in the heights of snowy Europe. Despite its one room setting, it’s got room for up to four guests, spread between two single beds and one queen size bed. This cozy cabin squeezes a lot into a small space, with the sleeping areas upstairs and the living room and cooking facilities downstairs. It’s a great space for anyone looking to get away from it all, located in the small hamlet of Bjärdakken, which has only three permanent residents. Just outside, you’ll be surrounded by forest views, as well as the nearby lake, which is best suited for boating, swimming and fishing. Its self catering nature means everything’s nearby for cooking but breakfast and dinner can also be ordered from the hosts at an additional cost.
This cozy cottage in Abisko promises more than just a place to sleep for a couple of nights: if you visit at the right time of year, you’ll also be treated to views of the northern lights. With space for up to six guests throughout two bedrooms, it’s a wonderful break from day to day life and comes fitted with all of the essentials. Inside the cottage, you’ll discover the bedrooms, a sofa bed in the living area and a dining area. The coolest part? The cottage’s traditional wood heated sauna, which can be used for relaxing just as much as it can be used for washing purposes. This remote cottage comes with all the amenities, like Wi-Fi, a large TV and heating.
This three bedroom cabin sits in southern Sweden, which means it comes complete with all of the traditional charm of the region but with slightly warmer weather. With space for six guests, it’s a large cabin with plenty of spacious rooms and set in a perfect location for exploring. Stay here and enjoy grass roofs surrounded by oak trees and situated ideally between the popular spots of Skåne and Halland. The house is built according to old craftsman traditions, surrounded by the most beautiful nature and close to a lake, river and beach. The interior is open, bright and airy, and the rooms are comfortably furnished with large beds. The double patio doors open onto a covered patio with lounge furniture and a terrace, which has dining furniture and a grill. At dusk, enjoy views of the beautiful countryside and forest with wildlife that come right up close.
This uniquely designed cabin sits right at the northernmost peak of the island, which means stunning views every morning you wake up here. It’s also set on multiple levels, which means different vantage points depending on which room you’re in. Those beautiful lake views include Rödkobbsfjärden from the lower floor and views of the open sea and Revengegrundet from the upper level. With three bedrooms and room for up to six guests, it’s an ideal family spot for Swedish vacations together. Check into this Airbnb for a few days and make good use of each spacious room, with minimalist decor and high ceilings. While the design may be simple, it comes with everything you need during your stay, like a kitchen with an oven, a large living room and a wood burning stove to keep you nice and warm.
This Stable Masters House looks more like something out of a fairytale rather than somewhere you could actually stay for a few nights. Based in the beautiful valley of Kiladalen, it’s a large property with room for six guests, across two bedrooms with five beds. A stay here may look traditional from the outside but the inside is fully modernized, with a fully functional kitchen and plenty of room for relaxing. Sure, there’s stuff to do inside, but most of the fun from staying here comes from the surrounding farmland. On the farm there are horses, a dog, a cat and a chicken coop, where you can pick your own breakfast eggs. There’s beautiful tranquility in the vicinity of the large Kolmårds forests, as well as plenty of activities like sunbathing and swimming by the archipelago cliffs learning the basics of navigating the lake.
This huge, rustic log cabin is one designed for larger groups, with capacity for up to 10 guests spread throughout four bedrooms. With 10 beds, it’s a great option for those who’d like to share space, but not necessarily a bed. Situated in Trillevallen- Åre, this spacious cabin was hand-built and is home to plenty of different rooms with unique charm throughout. As well as the bedrooms, there’s an almost entirely wooden communal space, with cozy sofas and plenty of blankets. The kitchen comes with a dining table and oven – perfect for cooking up a storm after a long day of skiing in the surrounding areas. A log fire ensures you never feel anything less than delightfully warm while staying here and multiple balconies offer stunning views filled with nature. Ski tracks for cross country skiing are based right outside the house, which wind their way through extraordinary mountainous nature. The closest lifts for alpine skiing are only about 130 meters from the house.
The incredible lake views that surround this cabin in the Småland woods set this Vrbo apart from the rest, in a perfect location for anyone who appreciates a breath of fresh air and the gentle sounds of the water. It’s a larger cabin than most, with three bedrooms and room for up to six guests. Here, you’ll love the shared access to the beautiful and quiet lake Nerbjärken, which is set near Vimmerby, Lönneberga, and Hultsfred for all kinds of adventures. There’s also a rowboat if you’re looking to take exploring to the next level. Inside the cabin, you’ll find a kitchen with dining space for six, a range of beds including bunk beds, Wi-Fi throughout and an outdoors terrace overlooking more of those incredible views.
If you’re looking for stunning Swedish sunset views then this luxury lakeside holiday home should be top of your list. With four bedrooms and space for up to 10 guests, it’s a great getaway location for a rural vacation surrounded by nature. Set in the scenic area in Sweden, this newly-built lakeside cottage is located just seven minutes away by car from the small town of Mora, in Dalarna. It’s surrounded by tall pine trees with a wonderful lake view: a great place to spend time with family or friends and relax. As well as the cozy bedrooms, you have access to a living room with fireplace, a spacious kitchen, two bathrooms with showers and a sauna with a relaxation room. There’s also a guesthouse for three additional guests, if you’re traveling as a larger group. You can enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities here in the summer months, like walking, hiking, cycling, canoeing, swimming and fishing.
This two bedroom cottage promises a true escape into Swedish paradise, complete with a large garden that’s home to fruit trees and berry bushes. Where else could you stay and wake up to such idyllic views looking out over the lake with a morning coffee and a handful of berries before breakfast? With space for up to five guests, it’s suitable for families as well as groups of friends, with plenty of activities nearby suitable for all kinds of travelers. Inside this quaint Vrbo, you’ll find a kitchen with a dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, stove and an oven. In the living room, there’s a comfortable sofa, chair, a big TV and children’s games to enjoy in the evening or on rainy days. Outside the cabin you can enjoy the charming patio and BBQ. Here, there’s sun all day for tanning opportunities.
This child-friendly house is a great option for one large family or two smaller families traveling together, thanks to its endless space and beautiful surroundings. Set deep in the woods, it’s a beautiful escape with space for up to 10 guests across five bedrooms. Two bathrooms at this spot means no queuing in the morning, and all necessary facilities means you’d never really have to leave. Take a quick stroll outside of this Vrbo and you’ll discover the owners’ boat, which you’re free to use to explore the lake during your stay. There are bikes in the barn and plenty of gorgeous flowers dotted all around, promising beautiful days in Swedish nature. The house has three floors and is used primarily by the owners’ family, which means it comes complete with a homey feel and everything you could require throughout your stay.
This beautiful mountain cottage is located in scenic Borgafjäll, standing tall and proud with nothing but stunning picturesque views all around. With space for up to 12 guests, it’s designed with larger groups in mind and has plenty of space to relax accordingly. There are six bedrooms at this Airbnb, as well as a sauna and relaxation room. The dining room has magnificent views over the mountain Borgahällan, while the living room features TV, fireplace, sofas, arm chairs and couches for cozy moments. The cottage itself is built with large windows overlooking the nearby mountains, within walking distance to ski slopes, pubs, restaurants, grocery stores and snowmobile and ski rentals. If you’re looking for a few days away making the most of winter sports in a beautiful setting, this is the place to stay.